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womanize

[woo m-uh-nahyz] /ˈwʊm əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), womanized, womanizing.
1.
to make effeminate.
verb (used without object), womanized, womanizing.
2.
to pursue or court women habitually.
Also, especially British, womanise.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; woman + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for womanize

womanize

/ˈwʊməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of a man) to indulge in many casual affairs with women; philander
2.
(transitive) to make effeminate
Derived Forms
womanizer, womaniser, noun
womanizing, womanising, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for womanize
v.

1590s, "to make effeminate," from woman + -ize. Sense of "to chase women, to go wenching" is attested from 1893. Related: Womanized; womanizer; womanizing.

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